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Latest Afghanistan Items
The mystery surrounding Osama bin Laden's whereabouts may finally be solved.
The chairman of a key congressional civil liberties panel hopes the appointment of a prominent Russian journalist to lead the country's human rights committee signals that Moscow is getting serious about protecting basic freedoms.
Speculation on American difficulties in Afghanistan and the perhaps even more excruciatingly difficult problem of Pakistan is certainly legitimate before any forthcoming debate.
Brace for it. Julian Assange has stepped back in the news.
In an Aug. 12 speech, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates publicly directed the Marine Corps to conduct a detailed Force Structure Review "to determine what an 'expeditionary-force-in-readiness' should look like in the 21st century." The U.S.Marine Corps' Force Structure Review Group, led by Brig. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue, convened in Quantico, Va., on Sept. 14 and expects to complete its review by Dec. 17.
An Army general has summed up the military challenge in Afghanistan: "We can't kill our way out of this thing."
The Obama administration is a partner with the Afghan government in its peace talks with the Taliban, even though U.S. officials aren't sitting at the table, two top administration officials said Thursday.
Pakistani police say they have disrupted a plot to assassinate the prime minister and other top officials after engaging in a shootout with Islamist militants on Wednesday.
Calls for reform of China's political system have come repeatedly in the past few months from an unexpected source — the country's prime minister — and his surprising remarks are stirring consternation and debate in the Communist Party as it prepares for a new generation of leaders.